Brainless, Heartless Scarecrows

Brainless, Heartless Scarecrows

The future of farming is here! It’s scarecrows with infrared ray sensor eye with a 16,529 square meter range for animal detection. Ultrasonic Wave Generating animal approach prevention. Solar panel wings for completely self-powered scarecrowery. Tripod legs for secure sentry standing. Bunnies beware of the shockwave! You gonna get jolted.

0 Designers: KyungRyul Lim & Miyeon Kim

Drowning Man Requires Hip Rescue Gear

Drowning Man Requires Hip Rescue Gear

If the Scorpion and Sting Ray team is not your style of rescue mission while drowning, then maybe you’d like to look at a much hipper option: the Swim Guard Vest! Formfitting and held into place with a neoprene-belt with a compressed lifting body mechanism, the gear is a Hot looking jacket that you flaunt. When you think you’re drowning and can’t handle the choppy waters, simply trigger the inflatable mechanism fed via the enclosed gas cartridge.

0 Designer: Steffen Reiter

Got Me a Spoon

Got Me a Spoon

This isn’t the first time the whole world moved towards “greener” design but hopefully this time it’ll stick. Plastic spoons that come with takeout foods are inefficient and “ungreen” so the challenge was to find the most cost effective remedy while giving Earth one less thing to worry about. Ideally you should carry your own flatware but if you don’t mind a little kitsch, check out the Spoon and Box.

0 Designers: Won-Jae Lee, Jun-Yong Lee, Sang-Jun Hahn, Sun-Kyu Kim & Yeo-Wool Kang

Yanko Design iPod Touch Giveaway (UPDATE)

Yanko Design iPod Touch Giveaway (UPDATE)

Winner: Betsy M. in Atlanta!

Yanko Design wants to give you an iPod Touch! Please take a few minutes to answer some questions and tell us how we can make Yanko Design what YOU want it to become! Upon completion you will be automatically entered in the draw. Open internationally except where prohibited by law. Hit the jump to get started!

Save Water, Every Drop Of It

Save Water, Every Drop Of It

We jabber quite a bit about conservation and how we need to respect the environment, but the number of people who actually go out of the way to practice what they preach is very limited. If you are the preachy sort who kinda wants to crossover to the action group, then you need to check this Every Drop Counts Water Meter. This is a device that will meter your water usage plus detect running, dripping & leaky pipes, without drying up your pockets!

0 Designer: Ulrik Svenningsen

Sunshine On A Rainy Day Means Loads Of Energy

Sunshine On A Rainy Day Means Loads Of Energy

2020 is really not that far away, but are we prepared to experiment with what Philips has conjured up for our housing options of the future? They are proposing that we harness the energies of the elements to sustain our living quarters by entrapping the renewable resources on-site, using some membrane-type of contraption! Shifting the focus from eco-friendly building materials, Off the Grid Sustainable Habitat 2020 will do-away with “inert outer surfaces” that merely protect out exteriors by making them intelligent.

0 Designer: Philips Design

Fashion Glossy, Frills and Dinner Jackets

Fashion Glossy, Frills and Dinner Jackets

Imagine using the three in context of cupboard, seating and lighting. Crazy? Crazed? Wonky? No! Simply imaginative and creative!

0 Designer: Fredrik Färg

Can We Have Some Inukshuk Ice

Can We Have Some Inukshuk Ice

So you geared to up to host the best party ever; finger-food’s doing the rounds, buffet table is spilling over…laughter in the air; drinks stocked up in the bar. Clinking glasses to merry toasts….but what the heck; Scotch is on PLAIN ICE! No Bloody Mary ways! Swanky parties call for the Polar Ice Tray rescue mission. Pebble-shaped exteriors with molds that let you craft the perfect crystal clear Inukshuk Ice and cracked ice if you so desire.

0 Designer: Jacky Wu [ Buy it Here ]

Power Point Prepped

Power Point Prepped

Quick Question: If you want to redesign an electric socket, what will you do? If you’re gonna suggest demure LED lights on the rim, a base socket in a funky shape, a hip extension hub with retractable wire that allows you to hook up 3 more portals to it; then Don’t, Serdar Sişman has perfected this plot already! Basically he’s suggesting a main socket to plug into, which in turn hooks up this neat wired extension hub, which in turn hooks up 3 more sockets. Cool!

0 Designer: Serdar Sişman

Flashback Fridays: Panasonic MC 1000

Flashback Fridays: Panasonic MC 1000

Before the mid-1950s, vacuum cleaners weren’t in many Japanese homes because dusters, brooms, and floor cloths were considered adequate for cleaning traditional Japanese homes. But through extensive marketing efforts by manufacturers, Japanese-made vacuum cleaners gradually became household necessities by the 1960s – with the MC-1000 top of the list.

0 Designer: Panasonic circa 1965

Not Just 3D Goggles

Not Just 3D Goggles

Do these look familiar to you? These goggles? These… 3D goggles? To my, they look like the “Awesome” 3D Environment games they used to have at the state fair. It was sooo 3D! Almost like real life! These are not a game. They are heavy, so do not touch them. This is REAL real life. These are a medical instrument for elderly people. The “ForeSeeHome” by designer Eitan Shariff of I2D: not to be having fun with.

0 Designer: Eitan Shariff of I2D

Cooking Is All About The Flavors

Cooking Is All About The Flavors

Sous-vide is a method of cooking that retains the strong flavors of the ingredients by heating them for an extended period of time at relatively low temperatures. The flip side is that it needs to be performed under carefully controlled conditions to avoid botulism poisoning. Here is a look at a sophisticated iteration of this cooker that promises to maintain the intense flavors and cook some very tender meat.

0 Designer: Benjamin Greene

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